Introducing Mary Jane Dodd

Mary Jane Dodd is a prolific jewelry designer who always embraces the use of fibers in her work. When asked to be a contributor for our upcoming book, she was enthusiastic about creating interesting and unique pieces for her projects, and I am so excited to see what she comes up with.

Mary Jane's first mixed media project was completed at the age of 4... being born and raised at the jersey shore,  it naturally included sand, shells, driftwood & paint... while her cerebral life has called art history home since she was a teenager, her hands on life has been spent dabbling in this and that...  more than ten years ago she challenged herself to the design and creation of jewelry... and now it is just one fabulous journey of pushing personal limits by learning as much as possible in order to make her imaginings manifest...

Mary Jane's work has been seen in Belle Armoire Jewelry & Step by Step Wire... she is currently the featured designer in Bead Trends Dec. 2010 issue... this past summer, 'funny things are everywhere', a mixed media piece, was included in the 100th new jersey craft arts annual at the newark museum... 

for more information about mary jane you can visit her blog at    Feel free to contact her at

When we asked Mary Jane "What's your favorite type of cording or fiber to work with in jewelry? 
She answered, "My favorites are leather, silks & recycled banana fiber.

"Why do you like working with cords and fibers in your designs? What quality draws you to these materials?"
Mary Jane answered, "Working with fibers provides contrast and balance to the strong metals i use... they are often unexpected in the designs... and they allow me to express the idea of 'fragile strength'...  "

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